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years and i've never seen these guys before. >> reporter: california oysters. although small and not too many, these oysters are sensitive to water quality. folks here believe it's a good sign. >> obviously, the water's getting better. quality's getting much improved, which is very nice. >> reporter: this hasn't always been the case. for over a hundred years, a shipyard operator across the river. and legend has it once in the 1940s, the water caught fire. that, combined with agricultural runoff in the napa valley created nasty water. downriver, matthew sears manages the 112-year-old vallejo yacht club. he says wildlife is returning. >> we get the seal, little juvenile seal who is constantly using our harbor for fishing. he gets the salmon, the striped bass, and they don't have a chance. he gets them every time. >> reporter: there's still a lot of work to be done, but these small critters are making a big splash. while these oysters are a good indicator that the napa river is getting better all the time, i still wouldn't eat 'em. in vallejo, don ford, cbs 5. >>> san francisco's top cop te
are in effect in san jose, san francisco and dozens of other california cities and counties. san jose says since it's ban took effect the number of plastic bags littering city streets has gone down 59%. >>> the rain is gone. we're trying to get used to seeing the sunshine. ryan has more details on what we can expect. >> we'll see a little bit more of it today. there's some clouds around the bay area. we have high clouds, no rain from this though. a little patchy fog out there. it's chilly though. the big thing in the next few days is going to be the fact temperatures will plunge into the 30s in most locations. concord is just 35 degrees. oakland down to 39. at the airport san jose has 37. it's freeze ing ing in -- freezing in santa row so. the feeling will be sunny and cool. it will be chilly tonight. mostly cloudy new year's eve. it will still be chilly on december 31st on that night. it doesn't look look -- look like we're going to have any rain in the forseeable future. all the high clouds are out in the pacific. a little ridge of high pressure means mostly sunny skies today. a few high cloud
standoff in san francisco's knob hill neighborhood. police responded to the 1400 block of california street around 6:30 last night after reports of a domestic dispute were called in. tactical teams arrived and surrounding units were evacuated when the suspect was thought to possibly have a weapon after nearly four hours, a man surrendered peacefully and no one was injured. >>> in other bay area headlines, the san francisco sheriffs deputy accused of robbing a bank will be back in court tomorrow. police say philip tong robbed the bank of america in the richmond district of san francisco back in november. according to officers, tong handed the teller a note, saying he was armed. investigators also had video to identify tong, along with fingerprints on the note. >>> and thousands of nurses plan to walk off the job on christmas eve. >> a spokesperson for the california nurses association says they will be going on a one-day strike. nurses at nine bay area hospitals are participating in that strike. union leaders and hospital officials remain at odds with issues like benefits and staffing levels
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